Hello, I’m Marlee Rosenthal. I have been teaching in Pine Island for more than 14 years. I taught in Lakeville Schools before that. I teach in the Special education department; I am licensed in both Emotional Behavioral Disorders (EBD) and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In the past I have run a strictly resource setting, last year I started a level 3 program which is for students with higher needs. I still have some of my resource students so it is a nice mix for my days. In addition to my special education responsibilities at Pine Island, I also am the Panther Crew advisor. Panther Crew is a program where upper classmen mentor incoming freshman to help them adjust to life in high school. It is a great program, I have great kids and really enjoy this responsibility.
I am married to my wonderful husband Stephen for many, many years. Stephen and I have 3 amazing children. Chris, my oldest, attended the university of North Dakota where he got his pilot’s license, he currently teaches at the level 4 special education ZED South Campus in Byron. He loves his job and I am very proud he is following my footsteps. My middle child, Stephanie, graduated from the University of North Dakota with a degree in theater. She occasionally head costumes for plays up in the Twin Cities. She loves costume design. She works at the University Career and counseling Center at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus. Last but not least, my youngest is Hannah. She also attended (guess where?) the University of North Dakota where she is majoring in fine arts and secondary education. Her emphasis is jewelry and metal smithing. She plans on teaching high school art upon graduation. Hannah finished her education and is student teaching at Byron High School fall of 2016 then looking fro a teaching position. We live on a hobby farm in Zumbrota, where we raise horses and white German Shepherds. In my spare time I love to read, do crafty things, and decorate and redecorate my house. Of course I also love shopping especially shopping for shoes!
I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Hamline University in St. Paul. I then attended MN State University, Mankato for my Master’s Degree in EBD, and received my Master’s Degree in Special Populations from Kaplan University.